- Jul 29, 2008
- 9w1 sp/so
I have been getting extremely sick of this lately...
I suspect that it is because many so-called Christians don't actually believe what they say they do. I infer this from the tendency of people to become very aggitated and aggressive when trying to convince someone to go along with a cover-up or lie.Why do so many Christians feel so compelled to persecute and attack other Christians who don't agree with them?
There isn't much room for improvement when dealing with absolutes.
Religion, in an of itself, can be an extraordinary thing, but when ignorance comes into the mix, then as history has shown us, there is no limit to the damage that religion can cause. Unfortunately, most people are ignorant of their own religion and so any questioning of it is met with falsified certainty. Other religions are seen as a constant reminder of the uncertainty one has in their own religion, and the natural human reaction is to persecute those who don't agree with your particular way of thinking.
I think the people who at a core level feel the most insecure about their beliefs are the ones often likely to attack someone else for their beliefs. As long as their focus is on how they are more correct than someone else, then the focus is not on who might be more correct than them.
What's the purpose of proving someone else wrong? Why does it matter what they think?By converse, I think the people who feel most confident in their beliefs are those who constantly challenge others to prove them wrong and thus are not afraid of their beliefs being questioned.
I am a Catholic and other Christians and ex-Christians constantly criticize my faith and try to tell me that I am responsible for any bad thing any Catholic has ever done.